ANDHRA PRADESH

Tree-growing now mandatory for new constructions in SCB

HYDERABAD Oct. 5. The Secunderabad Cantonment Board (SCB) has made it mandatory for all new dwellings coming up in the civilian area to grow at least four trees and to also have a rainwater harvesting structure. Permissions would be given to new constructions only if these rules are adhered to.

This was decided at the SCB meeting held here on Saturday presided over by the Andhra Sub-Area Commander, Brig. P. Sreekumar, and attended by the Chief Executive Officer, N. Srinivas Reddy, and the elected representatives led by the Vice- President, J. Pratap.

The board while according to permissions for about 40 new building plans has also served notices on nearly 45 buildings which have been built in violation of the existing bylaws and the floor space index. Interestingly, a resolution was adopted yet again to increase the FSI from the present 0.5 to 1.5. This would be conveyed to higher authorities in Pune.

Altogether maintenance civic works to the tune of Rs. 1.5 crores were sanctioned including providing power connections to 32 borewells taken up with the help of the local MLA funds, said Mr. Pratap.

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